Oct 21: Lyra Vivace & Augusta Choral Society

Carmina Burana

by Carl Orff


  • Diana Thompson, Soprano
  • Richard Cook, Tenor
  • Washington Isaac Holmes, Bass
  • Women’s Chorus from South Aiken High School
  • Dancers from the Jessye Norman School of the Arts
  • The Augusta Choral Society
  • The Lyra Vivace Orchestra
  • Dr. J. Porter Stokes, Artistic Director and Conductor
  • Augusta Choral Society

October 21, 2017, 7:30 pm

  • Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901
  • Admission is $35 for adults, $30 for seniors (60+) and $15 for students and military. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • Call 706-826-4713 for more information

Click here for more information about the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra.

Lyra Vivace

May 22: Lyra Vivace & Aiken Choral Society

  • Aiken Choral Society, Dr. Maureen Simpson, Artistic Director
  • Accompanied by: The Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra
  • Special guests:
    • Misty Brinkley, soprano
    • Richard Cook, tenor
    • South Aiken High School Thoroughbred Chorale

Sunday, May 22, 3:00 pm

  • First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. NW, Aiken, SC 29801
  • Tickets
    • available at the Aiken County Historical Museum, at the door, and through the Aiken Choral Society
    • $20 adults, $10 students and military, free for children 12 and under


Sacred music in the European and American traditions.
Hildegard von Bingen Chant
J.S. Bach Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191
W.A. Mozart Veni Sancte Spiritus, K. 47
Salamone Rossi Hebrew service music
Randall Thompson Alleluia
Bob Chilcott The Real of Heart, newly commissioned by ACS
American Spirituals and Folk Hymns  


Augusta Opera Holiday Concert

The classy concert tradition continues!

Sunday, December 2, 2012, 4:00 pm at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA. A reception will follow the performance.

  • The Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra: opening the concert with their new rendition of J.S. Bach Sleeper’s Awake
  • The Augusta Opera Chorus: featured in O Holy Night and selections by Handel and Britten
  • Great Vocal Soloists Melissa Larkin, Diane Haslam, Jamison Walker and Isaac Holmes: selections include famous Duets from Lakme and the Pearlfishers, along with Ave Maria, and other traditional holiday songs
  • Richard E. Cook: conductor

Augusta Opera Holiday Concert